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Celtics No. 3 in ESPN Insider's future power rankings (next 3 years), maybe should even be No. 2?

The Warriors (No. 1) have the two-time reigning MVP, not to mention the greatest pair of shooters the league has ever seen.  Cleveland (No. 2) has LeBron James.  What does Boston have?  Apparently enough to rank third out of 30 teams in terms of potential success over the next three years.  Here's what Chad Ford says about the No. 3 Celtics in ESPN Insider's "2016 NBA Future...
Via Celtics Life
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Danny Ainge heads overseas to scout Dragan Bender, Ante Zizic

Dragan Bender Now we know why there were no pre-draft workouts this week in Waltham.  Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge went to Israel to watch highly-touted prospect and potential No. 3 pick Dragan Bender play, along with another European star in Ante Zizic.  The Celtics have three first-round picks at Nos. 3, 16 and 23.  According to the Herald’s Mark...
Via Green Street
3 days ago

Danny Ainge: Celtics won’t mortgage future for short-term success

Following their second consecutive early-round playoff exit, the Boston Celtics seem to be on the verge of breaking through in the Eastern Conference. With a ton of young talent and assets available to them in the upcoming NBA Draft, the expectation has to be that Boston wants to make a huge move to reach contending status. Always thinking as much about the long term as he is about...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Austin Ainge talks C's draft strategy, prospects rave about Danny's involvement in workouts

Ainge on difficulty of workout: Toughness is a big part of our program. Putting them in strenuous situations to see how they react matters. — Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 18, 2016 Danny Ainge was very active w/ the prospects today. His son Austin says, “He likes to interact w/ them a little bit, get a feel for them.” — Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 18, 2016Follow Mark Van...
Via Celtics Life
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge says the Boston Celtics are looking at "a handful of guys" for the No. 3 pick

Now that the draft order is set, the next question becomes do the Celtics keep the No. 3 overall pick or trade it away?If we listen to President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge, it sounds like that pick will be made by Boston. "The No 3 pick is a very good player," Ainge said. "We have our eyes set on a handful of guys." — Jay King (@ByJayKing) May 18, 2016Perfect. Let the...
Via Celtics Life
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s A List Of Every 2016 NBA Draft Pick The Celtics Own — For Now

Danny Ainge has a busy month ahead of him. There will be no shortage of decisions for the Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations to make leading up to the June 23 NBA draft. Ainge and the Celtics learned Tuesday night they’ll select No. 3 overall at the draft by way of the Brooklyn Nets’ first-round pick they acquired in the trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Danny Ainge discusses Celtics options after getting the #3 pick

Basically what you'd expect from Ainge. He'll look to trade the pick, but that's easier said than done. First you'd need to find a team willing to trade a caliber player worth giving up a top 3 pick for. And then said team would need to have a reasonable asking price for their player. My guess is the Ainge will keep the pick and draft the player most likely to have star potential...
Via Celtics Life
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge Presser after NBA Draft Lottery - Full Version

Full Press Conference with Danny Aigne and Boston Celtics Media, following the NBA Draft Lottery 2016
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge Raising Celtics’ Expectations: ‘This Offseason Is Bigger’

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics won’t play a meaningful game for several months, but they’re entering a critical stretch for the team’s future. That would explain the throng of reporters surrounding president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on Wednesday as he addressed the media at the Celtics’ practice facility. Ainge enters the offseason armed with eight selections...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics nixed trade involving Tobias Harris, Jae Crowder

Jae Crowder has made immense strides on the court this season, enough for him to be considered an outside candidate for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. And it appears the Boston Celtics think very highly of their starting swingman. The Orlando Magic traded forward Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pistons ahead of the league’s Feb. 18 trade deadline, but Orlando also had discussions...
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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